The Baptist Library, Vol. 1: A Republication of Standard Baptist Works Charles George Sommers

ISBN: 9781331460091

Published: September 27th 2015

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516 pages


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The Baptist Library, Vol. 1: A Republication of Standard Baptist Works  by  Charles George Sommers

The Baptist Library, Vol. 1: A Republication of Standard Baptist Works by Charles George Sommers
September 27th 2015 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 516 pages | ISBN: 9781331460091 | 8.60 Mb

Excerpt from The Baptist Library, Vol. 1: A Republication of Standard Baptist WorksThe entire expulsion of Hagar, the bond-woman, would not have been so cruel, or so disastrous a measure to the household of faith, as was that of exalting her toMoreExcerpt from The Baptist Library, Vol. 1: A Republication of Standard Baptist WorksThe entire expulsion of Hagar, the bond-woman, would not have been so cruel, or so disastrous a measure to the household of faith, as was that of exalting her to occupy the place of Sarah, the free-woman: for this was the wrong which the Church endured, when Science was thrust into the place that rightfully belonged to Piety, and the hand-maid supplanted the mistress.Still another impediment to our literary progress has been found in the bitter obloquy, and the unjust prejudices which some eminent names in literature have delighted to heap on all zealous and simple believers.

They who have known the truth, have disliked the worldly literature that mocked and caricatured it: while they who received blindly the literature, have despised the Gospel which that literature maligned and travestied. He who should form his opinion, for instance, of English Christians from the histories of Hume or of Smollett, would be egregiously deceived with regard to their true opinions, their practices, the purity of their morals, and the real nature and extent of their influence upon society. He, on the other hand, who knows the real worth of the Reformers, the Puritans, and the Methodists, cannot but feel indignation against the historians that have so foully wronged the motives and the actions of these classes of Christians.

It has been the ancient fable well exemplified, The man and not the lion has been the painter. While many of the devoted servants of God were laboring meekly, steadily, and most successfully, in the cause of Christ and of mankind, the popular literature of the day bestowed on them but a scoffing notice, and often named them only to sneer at a piety it did not understand, and to misrepresent tenets and practices whose true nature it was too careless to investigate. Much has our own division of the Christian host suffered, and much does it even yet suffer from prejudices of this kind, ignorantly formed, but most obstinately cherished - prejudices, that from the irreligious have passed into some portions of the religious community.

Thousands of educated Christians even, are to this day, fully persuaded that we derive our origin from the mad fanatics of Munster. The increase of intelligence and candor is altering, indeed, the tone of the higher class of historians on this theme. For the excesses of the body who converted Munster into a den of ravening beasts, our Churches are no more responsible, than are the Hugonots of France for all the extravagancies and impostures of the Camisards, and the French Prophets - than is the Established Church of Scotland tor all the ravings of Irvingism, or that of England for tjie delusions of the many of her communion who believed in Joanna Southcote - than are the Methodists of England for the Anna Lee who sprung up and gathered her first proselytes in one of the Methodist societies.

The Fifth Monarchy men of London, who rose for King Jesus, and threw the Metropolis of England Into consternation, were in all other matters, regular and orthodox Paedobaptists: but, as Baptists, we have never imputed to the body of Paedobaptists the obnoxious tenets and the fanatical conduct of this handful of incendiaries.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com



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